Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon that appears as a horizontal reddish glow near the horizon opposite to the Sun when the solar disk is just below the horizon. This effect is easily visible when mountains are illuminated, but can also be seen when clouds are lit through backscatter.
The green flash is a phenomenon that occurs at sunset and sunrise when conditions are favorable, and results when two optical phenomena combine: a mirage and the dispersion of sunlight. As the sun dips below the horizon the light is being dispersed through the earth’s atmosphere like a prism.
Do you need proof of God? Does one light a torch to see the sun? ~ Japanese Proverb
Saguna bhakti is the practice of devotion to God in form. God in form exists in all physical presence from the planet, the moon, the sun to all objects and beings in nature. The devotion to God in form recognizes that the appearance of God seems limited by form; however, the presence of God is unlimited.
These dancing celestial hues have been both feared and revered throughout history. Today, although we know their cause – charged particles ejected from the sun reacting with the earth’s atmosphere – they are no less awe-inspiring. Enormous curtains of bright green, red and blue sway among the stars. To see them, you must travel north to the Arctic circle, away from light pollution, on a clear, dark night when the solar winds are blowing. Wait, look up and you might just catch the greatest show on earth.
Breatharianism is the belief that survival without the consumption of food is possible and that prana alone can sustain one’s life. Also called inedia, a Latin word which means “fasting,” breatharianism is to live on sunlight, the source of prana, which is considered the life force by Hindu philosophy.
Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~ Maori proverb
The Black Sun (Sort Sol in Danish) is one of the most magnificent natural phenomena in Denmark that’s worth seeing at least once. Thousands of visitors from all over the world travel to the Scandinavian country to watch the sunset being blocked by massive flocks of birds, as for a few minutes Denmark’s sky resembles a painting.
Every year in spring and autumn, up to one million starlings migrate from Norway, Sweden and Finland, and on their way to France, Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands they create one of the most unique natural phenomena in Denmark.
The Black Sun, or ‘Sort Sol’ as the Danes it call it, occurs in southwestern Jutland in Denmark during autumn from August until the end of October, and in spring from the middle of March to the middle of April – when the starlings returning to the north make a stop at Wadden Sea National Park’s marshlands to rest and find food.
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone. ~ Cuban Proverb